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Bebop Spoken There

Joey Calderazzo: "Playing the standard repertoire is a pretty good barometer of where one is as a jazz musician" - (DownBeat January 2019).

Today Wednesday December 19

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Jools Holland’s R&B Orchestra - Newcastle City Hall, Northumberland Road, Newcastle NE1 8SF. Tel: 0844 811 2121. 7:30pm. £45.50. & £34.00. First night of two.

Community Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm £3.00.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson Street, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

George Shovlin & The Radars - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 8:00pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, February 26, 2018

CD Review: Fredrik Lundin - 5 Go Adventuring Again.

Fredrik Lundin (tenor, Mezzo Soprano, baritone saxophones; Tomasz Dabrowski (trumpet); Petter Hangsel (trombone, sylo synth); Joel Illerberg (bazantar); Anders Provis (drums, spds drumpads); Jesper Lovdal (contrabass clarinet on first track).
(Review by Lance).
A thought-provoking album that, although quite deep at times, is never boring. Far from it! Outstanding Danish saxophonist and composer Lundin has a prodigious technique that varies from that of a bull in a china shop to that of a lamb grazing in the meadow. Both are equally compelling.
There are some strange instruments that I'm unable to identify accurately. They don't do any harm and help create the somewhat disturbing mood that, at times, surfaces. There's also an eastern feel to it - perhaps the mezzo-soprano saxophone?
An imaginative album that can't be judged on a single listening. Without a doubt, it grows on you not least because of Dabrowski's trumpet playing - it's wild, listen to Jumping Jack if you get the chance. Or grab an earful of Hangsel's trombone on Being in a Dark Place.
If a picture paints a thousand words then take a good look at the cover artwork and you will get the idea. Definitely,
one to listen to with the lights on.
The Hound of the Baskervilles; Crumbling Castles; Wondering; Dodging Bullets; The Pond; Borderland; Jumping Jack; Tilbage Til Start; Being in a Dark Place; Prairie Dreams.
Lance.
Distributed by Discovery and released on the Stunt label on CD, Vinyl or digital on March 9.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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